Opinion

Is it just me, or…?

Various and sundry thoughts as life chugs along.  Is it me or…… ….is the weather really strange this year?  Cooler than usual and wetter later into ...

Feel good paying taxes

They say death and taxes are the two things that are certain in life. So it seems sensible to come up with some ways to make both of those things feel better. Okay maybe when it co ...

So How Much Do YOU Make?

I heard ( and have revised) a little bit of doggerel that says, “Pity poor Timmy Moore, Timmy is no more, for what he thought was H2O was H2SO4.” In that same spirit I ...

Minimum wage increase only a band aid

On April 4 Governor Jerry Brown approved California's minimum wage increase. Like it or not, the state's minimum wage will rise from the current $10 an hour to $15 an hour ...

Opinion: The politics of safety

Two explosions in Belgium rocked a Brussels airport and metro station on March 22, killing more than 30 people and injuring hundreds. The attackers names are unimportant, they don& ...

Movie review: The Witch

Robert Eggers' The Witch: A New England Folktale brings to the screen one of the most compelling forays into the horror genre in years. Set in 17th Century colonial America, Th ...

Thank and wave to an officer

  These times are as tough as you can get for law enforcement.  Public scrutiny is higher than ever (and in many cases well deserved). The dangers that lurk on the stree ...

Another View: FBI crime sats show the "experiment" has failed

  When Realignment was introduced, it was described as one of the “great experiments in American incarceration policy.” Unfortunately, the guinea pigs in this exp ...

Opinion: Light rail isn't the problem

  A recent Folsom Telegraph article covering an assault and stabbing on Sutter Street elicited a slew of vitriolic reactions on Facebook. One commenter asserted that the city ...

Opinion: America’s Boogie Man

  How did blacks become the American Boogie Men responsible for the bad things that happen in America? White people lock their cars when black men pass by, even if they are w ...

Time to reread the constitution

    Calm down, it’s not a blood sport.  It’s just politics.  Then again.  Americans tend to take their politics seriously, sort of, for a while ...

America's Boogie Man

How did blacks become the American Boogie Men responsible for the bad things that happen in America? White people lock their cars when black men pass by, even if they are wearing a ...

Oscar Outlook: Divided race heading into Hollywood's big night

The 2016 Oscar race is an unusual one. In 14 years of following the hoopla around the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ big show, I have never seen a more divided ...

From small things, big things one day come

I finally picked the first lemon from my lemon tree, after years of fruitlessness.  I had nearly given up on it.  And then these thoughts occurred to me. What is going o ...